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Shaping the Future: developing a model for increased digital proficiency in teacher educators

J Blannin, C Redman, N Mavengere, D Passey

Irish Computer Society | Published : 2017

Abstract

This paper explores an ongoing research project at an Australian graduate school of education. The research sought to develop the digital capabilities of teacher educators as they work to prepare teacher candidates (TCs) for their professional teaching role in schools. The graduate school of education at this institution has sought to develop the skills, both pedagogical and technical, of its academic teaching staff to meet the needs of their TCs. This research sought to support increased, diverse and sustained use of digital technologies in one education faculty. A model of academic support was trialed and explored for its impact on academics’ willingness to integrate DTs. The model was dev..

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